Welcome to this week's edition of Friend Fridays, sponsored by ModlyChic.
1. What magazines do you subscribe to?
Right now, I don't subscribe to any magazines!
I actually just got a fundraiser from my 6-year-old nephew, and they are selling magazine subscriptions, so I was thinking of picking up one or two for myself.
What are you suggestions and recommendations?
2. Do you watch any fashion TV shows?
I sporadically watch Project Runway, America's Next Top Model, How Do I Look, What Not to Wear, and shows along that line.
3. Beyond blogs, what websites do you frequent for fashion inspiration?
I don't frequent any websites that are specifically fashion-related.
However, I do garner inspiration from anywhere and everywhere, so any website I look at might inspire me. I recently started a Pinterest board for outfits (and other things) that inspire me, so now I just need to train my brain to clip images!
4. Advertisements play a huge role in forming public opinion about a product or brand... what ads do you like and why?
Honestly, I usually skip over the ads when I flip through magazines, and commercials on tv are the perfect time for using the bathroom or getting a snack.
But when I do pay attention to advertisements, I prefer the ones that are simple, basic, and speak to my type of life. I don't relate to ads for high fashion or abstract artistic ads for clothing, makeup, etc. When will I ever be walking the highwire atop an elephant? Show me a model rockin an outfit and sweat-proof makeup on a Metro train with broken AC in the middle of July. That will catch my interest!
5. Do you own any fashion books?
I bought Winona's book, but I'm sorry to say, I never finished it.
Her tips really are applicable to the real world, and she is an amazingly witty writer. I'm really sad her blog is now defunct.